"My dearest Emma, for that is what you always have been and you always will be, my most beloved Emma. I cannot make speeches. If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more, but you know what I am. I have lectured you and scolded you and you have born it as no other woman would have."
Sense & Sensibility - Weep You No More Sad Fountains
What nees you flow so fast? Look haw the snowy mountains Heaven’s sun doth gently waste But my sun’s heavenly eyes View not your weeping That now lies sleeping Softly, softly, now softly Softly lies sleeping
Sleep is a reconciling A rest that peace begets Doth not the sun rise smiling When fair at ev’n he sets?
Rest you then, rest, sad eyes Melt not in weeping While she lies sleeping Softly, softly, now softly Softly lies sleeping.
I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.
Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc).
Handy, basic visual reference tool.
Then it becomes The Great War, inter-war, The War, The Cold War, the “holy shit not that much war this decade”, and The War on Terror.
Then, from across the water there came what Archibald Gracie called “the most horrible sounds ever heard by mortal man.” To Hugh Woolner, it was “the most fearful and bloodcurdling wail,” to Rene Harris it was “a sound …. as will haunt all one’s life and into eternity.”
… Lawrence Beesley thought that the cries carried with them “every possible emotion of human fear, despair, agony, fierce resentment and blind anger, mingled—I am certain of this—with notes of infinite surprise, as though each one were saying, "How is it possible that this awful thing is happening to me?"
"The cries, which were loud and numerous at first, died away gradually one by one. I think the last of them must have been heard nearly forty minutes after the Titanic sank. Lifebelts would keep the survivors afloat for hours; but the cold water was what stopped the cries."